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short head

[TA]
for a muscle with two heads of origin (a "biceps" muscle), the head originating nearest the insertion. See: short head of biceps brachii, short head of biceps femoris.
Synonym(s): caput breve [TA]
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Having shown promise on his debut at Cork, Hamdan Al Maktoum's colt was then short-headed by Akarem in nine-furlong maiden at Leopardstown.
PERSIAN PUNCH'S owner Jeff Smith started an important week in perfect style when Greenwood short-headed Law Breaker to land his first win in two years in the five-furlong showcase handicap.
MAY 1996: Willie Carson is suspended for seven days for easing 4-5 favourite Kamari, who is short-headed by Major Dundee for the FT Everard & Sons Maiden Stakes at Lingfield.
JOHN COLEMAN got 2001 off to the best possible start when landing an open-race double at home track Walthamstow yesterday, including Droopys Spirit in the Half Grand Standard final, but there was no dream beginning for John Mullins as his Mrs How was short-headed by Little Sireco in the Half Grand Puppy Standard decider.